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September 2014

The New Entrepreneurs — and how you can join their ranks. Finish the plan, find the funding, and finally do the thing you love. Learn how in Monocle's Annual Guide to the changing world of good work.

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Home life

Furniture firm Carl Hansen & Søn is justly proud of its heritage and the company’s refusal to operate outside of Denmark hasn’t hampered growth. A new factory, increased output and rapidly rising exports point to a world…

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Grand inquisitor

As a crusading judge, Baltasar Garzón made enemies powerful enough to engineer his downfall. But they have not been able to silence him and his blunt demands for accountability resonate with a disillusioned nation.

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Just the job

An inspiring business can grow from the simple thought of wanting to do something well. Whether that’s starting a pleasant neighbourhood store in Mexico, reinvigorating one of Australia’s heritage brands, taking on the…

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Defence briefing

Australia's plan to purchase submarines from Japan and the Singaporean organisation charged with fighting piracy in Southeast Asia.

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Oceania briefing

An Antarctic programme under the spotlight, New Zealand's parliamentary election and how a Vietnamese refugee has become the governor of South Australia.

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Americas briefing

The simple but effective motorcades used by Costa Rica's presidents, plus Montserrat's upcoming parliamentary elections and the rise of goats in US cities.

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My last meal: Marcio Kogan

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan has built some of the nation’s most impressive modernist homes and buildings. For a perfect meal he picks food from a classic São Paulo venue to share with friends in the familiar surroun…

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Observation

Good business comes from making easy and enjoyable connections so it’s time for airports to start playing their part, says our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé

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Good business

In the Chicago neighbourhood of Pilsen resides a community that is embracing the virtues of creativity, co-operation and commercial nous.

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Fabulous spread

Chicken nuggets and burgers are included this month but there is no sign of junk food – not when the providers are a homespun restaurant in Tokyo and one of Stockholm’s enticing new food trucks. Gin, wine and chocolate…

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Beyond the lobby group

With understated design, baroque excess or tranquil calm, hospitable new spots and shops around the world are extending the concept of what it means to welcome their guests, whether for a long stay or just a few hours

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Inventory no. 76

From primeval mezcal to a primate-themed panacea, we bring you a menagerie of little wonders from around the globe.

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Fresh pages

Japan is famous for using paper creatively but one Japanese company, Takeo, is pushing the envelope for innovation with the help of Kenya Hara, one of the nation’s top designers. The result is the Takeo Paper Show.

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Hard lessons

In the heart of Berlin a design-focused family has created a home that is as personal as it is refreshing: the Monohaus is a building that shows the softer side of concrete.

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